Ban on bail, Bengal ministers spend the night in jail, 2 leaders in hospital

Mamata Banerjee left the CBI office after hours of questioning in the Narada bribery case.

New Delhi:

Following the dramatic developments that began with his morning arrest in the Narada bribery case, four leaders, including two Bengal ministers, were taken to jail in Kolkata late last night, after which bail was granted, which was eventually stayed by a court.

Ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, Trinamool MLA Madan Mitra and former leader Sowan Chatterjee were taken to the Presidency Correctional Home late at night after the Calcutta High Court stayed their bail challenged by the CBI.

Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee were taken to the hospital at around 4 am after complaining of breathlessness.

Subrata Mukherjee was also briefly taken to the hospital for medical examination and then sent back to jail.

The four were taken by the Central Force to the CBI on Monday morning. To challenge her arrest, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spent six hours in the CBI office challenging the investigators to arrest her.

In a brief chat with reporters outside the CBI office at Nizam Palace, Madan Mitra questioned why his party had been raising since yesterday’s arrest – why action was not taken against Suvendu Adhikari and former Trinamool leaders Mukul Roy. Narada Sting but later joined BJP.

“I have full faith in the judiciary. The BJP can appoint anyone to harass me,” said Firhad Hakim, who cried on camera, saying that he “completed his job of helping the people of the city in the epidemic.” Could not “.

Sowan Chatterjee said: “I am not a dacoit. I have done nothing wrong that the CBI can enter my bedroom to arrest me?”

Madan Mitra said, “We are all bad men, but Mukul (Roy) and Suvendu (officials) are not.”

The headlines are now former Trinamool MP and presently BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari. He is one of the 13 people named in the Narada sting operation that went public in 2016.

In 2014, Matthew Samuel, a journalist at the Narada news portal, paid himself cash as bribe to seven Trinamool MPs, four ministers, an MLA and a police officer, as a businessman planning to invest in Bengal. Granted and taped the entire operation.

Mr. Adhikari was among those caught on camera carrying cash.

The CBI says that it has applied to the Speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly for approval to prosecute Mr. Adhikari, but it has not come.



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